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Join Austinites in March for Babies on Saturday

Austinites make their way up to the Capitol Building in March for Babies 2010
Austinites make their way up to the Capitol Building in March for Babies 2010
Leigh Ann Torres

This Saturday, May 7, 2011, is a huge day for preemies and babies born with special needs.

Beginning at 9am, thousands of men, women, and children, mothers, fathers, grandparents, and more will make the 3.2 mile trek around downtown Austin in support of the March of Dimes March for Babies campaign. The walk begins at Auditorium Shores, winds north towards and around the Capitol Building, then returns south, ending once again at Auditorium Shores.

Before and after the event, walkers can visit many of the team tents, listen to live music, and kids can enjoy jumping in bouncy houses.

So far this year, Austin Mothers of Multiples has raised almost $8000 in support of the March of Dimes.

Read why these Austin moms are grateful for the work of the March of Dimes.

This year, more than 7 million people are participating in March for Babies nationwide. The money raised in this monumental campaign funds important research and programs that help babies begin healthy lives. Supporters' funds are used in:

  • fighting premature birth
  • preventing and/or curing birth defects
  • researching and developing medical breakthroughs to improve the care of premature babies
  • educating women on maintaining a healthy pregnancy

When you walk in March for Babies, you give hope to the more than half a million babies born too soon each year. The money you raise supports programs in your community that help moms have healthy, full term pregnancies. And it funds research for find answers to the problems that threaten our babies. (

Thanks to its loyal and generous supporters, the March of Dimes has raised an astounding $2 billion since 1970.

Find more information on how the March of Dimes is helping babies begin healthy lives.

Find more information on the March for Babies Austin event or to register to walk.

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